Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, August Zirner
The true story of Salomon Sorowitsch, counterfeiter extraordinaire and bohemian. After getting arrested in a German concentration camp in 1944, he agrees to help the Nazis in an organised counterfeit operation set up to help finance the war effort.
It was the biggest counterfeit money scam of all time. Over 130 million pounds sterling were printed, under conditions that couldn't have been more tragic or spectacular. During the last years of the war, as the German Reich saw that the end was near, the authorities decided to produce their own banknotes in the currencies of their major war enemies. They hoped to use the duds to flood the enemy economy and fill the empty war coffers.
At the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, two barracks were separated from the rest of the camp and the outside world, and transformed into a fully equipped counterfeiter's workshop. 'Operation Bernhard' was born. Prisoners were brought to Sachsenhausen from other camps to implement the plan: professional printers, fastidious bank officials and simple craftsmen all became members of the top-secret counterfeiter commando. They had the choice: if they cooperated with the enemy, they had a chance to survive, as first-class prisoners in a 'golden cage' with enough to eat and a bed to sleep in. If they sabotaged the operation, a sure death awaited them. For the Counterfeiters, it was not only a question of saving their own lives, but also about saving their conscience as well!
Title: The Counterfeiters
Film Club Screening
Sunday 3rd Aug 4.30pm & 7.00pm
Adults $12.00; Conc $9.00; Members/Child $8.50
2008 Film Club Memberships - available now
Membership entitlements include:
* Discounted tickets to every movie - adult tickets are normally $12, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50
*2 free movie tickets - these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night
*Monthly newsletter - posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies. The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members
*Invitation to Film Club Nights - on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together where you are offered a complimentary glass of wine. Additional glasses can be purchased at just $4.50 per glass, alternatively the bar is open for beer and other alcoholic beverages.
* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers
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Nambour Civic Centre (Maroochy Venues)
Centenary Square, Currie Street, Nambour
Phone: 07 5475 7777
Fax: 07 5441 7400
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